Michael R. Kuhn

Mike is a Minnesota-based business attorney and focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, as well as other strategic investment, capital raising, and financing transactions. Mr. Kuhn represents private equity funds, middle-market companies, owner-managed businesses and large companies undertaking mergers and acquisitions with middle-market targets.


Representative Matters

  • Represented the Minnesota Timberwolves in sale of ownership interests owned by Taylor Corporation. The transaction closed with an enterprise valuation of $1.5 billion.
  • Represented Mellott Company, a family owned aggregates business, in its sale to MFG Partners.
  • Represented Traitify, a personality and traits assessment company, in a stock-for-stock merger transaction with an artificial intelligence software company.
  • Represented Norwest Equity Partners (a leading national middle-market private equity fund) in acquisitions of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Bailiwick Services, Bix Produce Company, Marco, Shock Doctor, Lindstrom Metric and DCM Services. Completed subsequent add-on transaction work and exits for a number of NEP portfolio companies.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. G. Barry Anderson, Minnesota Court of Appeals

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Minnesota Bar Association, Member

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Member

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2023

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, “40 Under 40,” 2016

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2015

Speaking Engagements

Podcast Guest: “The Transaction Abstract” podcast with Joe Hellman of Redpath and Company on “The Role of an Attorney in M&A Deals,” 2021.

Moderator: “Market Update: Current Deal Activity, Valuations and Outlook,” ACG Private Equity Summit, 2021

Co-Presenter: “The Pandemic’s Impact on Deal Terms”; ACG Private Equity Summit, 2020

Board Memberships & Community Service

LegalCORPS, Volunteer



William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) (J.D., cum laude, 2002)

Saint John’s University (B.A. 1999)



U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota